For years, thousands of local and international visitors have made the Gold Coast their choice when it comes to a perfect holiday destination.  This is because the Gold Coast is one of the best destinations not just in Australia but also around the world to relax and to have a great time. It boasts some of the finest beaches, waterfront canal living, awe-inspiring sunsets, breath-taking sceneries,  world-class shopping districts and the Gold Coast accommodation on offer is some of the finest in the world. The Gold Coast also offers an endless list of activities that you can do by yourself, with your friends, or with your family.

Proving that the Gold Coast’s popularity is increasing among local and international visitors, Tourism Queensland has released official figures showing that overnight Gold Coast accommodation stays have increased substantially in the year ending June 2013. The research shows that from June 2011 to June 2012, there were 778,000 international visitors who spent the night in Gold Coast accommodation and this represents a 4% increase compared to the previous year. Of this number, 597,000 (2% increase) were here for holiday while 129,000 (7% increase) were visiting friends and family members. There were also some 38,000 (19% increase) who spent a night on the Gold Coast for business purposes.  The top 10 international source markets are China, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Japan, Europe, Singapore, Korea, USA, Malaysia, and Germany.

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The same pattern can be said for domestic overnight visitors. For the same year, the Gold Coast has received 3,664,000 local visitors and 2,207,000 of them were here for holiday and enjoyed the amazing Gold Coast accommodation on offer while 1,026,000 were visiting friends and family members. There were also 363,000 who were here on business. Domestic visitation has increased by 9% while the number of visitors who were here for holiday increased by 12%. Key domestic source markets include Brisbane, Regional QLD, Sydney, Regional NSW, Melbourne, and Regional VIC.

Why people visit the Gold Coast

Millions of people go on holiday each yeah and the Gold Coast continually manages to be a destination of choice each and every time for many holiday makers. People from countries with harsh winter love the fact that the Gold Coast has almost perfect weather as it boast more than 300 sunny days every year. It also features some of the most pristine beaches that international visitors look forward to when they just want to unwind and rejuvenate their exhausted mind and body. Other reasons why people visit the Gold Coast include great selection of shopping districts, various restaurants serving international cuisines, world-class theme parks, a number of heritage listed sites, and most of all; the laid back atmosphere of the Gold Coast together with its friendly people makes this a destination worth visiting.

Gold Coast Holiday Stays for your accommodation needs

Q1 pool heroIf you’re thinking about joining those who come to Gold Coast every year, keep in mind that the first thing that you need to do before you even get here is to book your accommodation. Gold Coast accommodation sells like hotcakes particularly during high season so you better book months in advance. For high quality Gold Coast accommodation in luxurious hotels and apartments, book with us here at Gold Coast Holiday Stays. We manage some of the spacious and stylish apartments from Paradise Centre apartments, Artique Resort, Sun City Resort, and Q1 Resort. To book an apartment, simply click the “Bookings” that you can find on our home page. If you have questions, please call  (07) 5531 6911. We’ll be more than happy to assist you.

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